The Buccaneers cut five players Tuesday to get down to the NFL-mandated 75-man limit, with the biggest name being punter Michael Koenen. Tampa Bay decided to go with first-year punter Jacob Schum over the veteran Koenen. The rest of the Bucs' cuts include guard Josh Allen, WR Robert Herron and corner Leonard Johnson. Defensive tackle Akeem Spence was placed on the PUP list.
The Buccaneers re-signed nickel back Leonard Johnson, a restricted free agent, to a one-year deal, reports the Tampa Bay Times. He had 45 tackles, three forced fumbles and an interception while playing every game last season.
Buccaneers cornerback Leonard Johnson highlighted the fine defensive effort Sunday in Detroit with a 48-yard pick-six in the second quarter, but that was far from the extent of his contribution. Johnson tied for second on his team with seven tackles and added two passes defensed in the upset victory.
Buccaneers cornerback Leonard Johnson had an excellent game Week 1 during a loss at the Jets. Johnson led the way for the Bucs with nine total tackles. With eight of Johnson's tackles coming of the solo variety, he included a pass defended in his effort. Johnson and the Bucs take on the Saints at home Week 2.
Buccaneers defensive back Leonard Johnson made a big play late in the first quarter Week 16 against the Rams, forcing a fumble on a hard hit to wide receiver Danny Amendola and recovering it himself. He subsequently committed his own fumble, returning possession to the Rams. Johnson also had five tackles, all solo, on the day.